Breaking News: Worker Killed in Accident on I-26 Widening Project in Buncombe County

August 19 , 2023

Buncombe County, North Carolina – August 17, 2023 – A construction worker was killed Thursday morning in an accident while working on the Interstate 26 widening project in Buncombe County.

Worker Killed

According to WSPA and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the contract worker with Fluor-United was outside traffic when the accident happened.

“The thoughts and prayers of NCDOT employees and leadership extend to the employee’s family and our partners at Fluor-United,” said NCDOT spokesperson David Uchiyama. “This is a tragic reminder of how our employees and contractors risk their lives every day serving the public.”

The accident is under investigation by local law enforcement and other agencies, the NCDOT said. Officials said that Fluor-United is temporarily suspending all construction activities on the project.

This tragic accident comes just three days after three people were injured in a construction zone crash in Charlotte, North Carolina furthering the need for all motorists to remain focused on the road and their surroundings while navigating construction projects, moving vehicles, and the workers on site.

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Notes: Our dedicated writers created this post using secondary sources and have not independently verified all the facts surrounding the accident. If you find any incorrect details, please contact the Ramsay Law Firm so we can update the post with the most accurate information. This post will be removed if requested.

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